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as president obama and congress tangle over how to avoid steep cuts to the budget, the white house angers some lawmakers by drafting its own plan to tackle immigration reform. on hold, olympic sprinter and accused murderer oscar pistorius can sells his upcoming races as new details emerge about the shooting death of his girlfriend. and poll position. danica patrick makes history, making the first woman to grab the top starting spot at the daytona 500. this is the "cbs morning news" for february 18th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
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we begin with immigration reform and the stir caused by a leaked white house proposal. critics are blasting the plan. the administration says the alternative proposal is just a backup in case congress can't agree on a deal. as reported by "usa today," the president's plan would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight year, they would have to pass a background check, learn english and u.s. history, and pay back taxes. susan mcginnis with more now from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it's not clear whether the white house leaked this plan or not but either way they want the plan so they can continue on the bipartisan bill. the white house is responding after a draft of its version of an immigration reform bill was leaked to the press this weekend. the white house says it's simply
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backup plan. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> white house sources tell cbs news this wasn't a planned leak but republicans are skeptical. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question many of us continue to wonder about. does the president want a result rult or does he want another beatup of republicans so he can get political advantage in the next election? >> i met with the president wednesday and he agreed to give us the space we need with the bipartisan proposal. >> still many republicans here on capitol hill tell us they were shocked to see this white house draft and even more shocked that the president's plan did not require tougher border security. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan and shows he's not really serious. >> senator marco rubio says if
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the plan is sent as is, it will be dead on rival. his colleagues have had to smooth things over. >> we've talked with marco rubio and he's informed of the process and i'm sure we'll have a bipartisan bill. >> he wants to see a bill from congress that's ready for a vote. now, despite this latest commotion, washington has not come this close to immigration reform in 20 years. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. well, when congress returns from the break next week, it will have just a few days before those dramatic across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester. some republican lawmakers warn there's no way to avoid them, and as bill plante reports, the administration is also warning of dire consequences. >> what our friends in the house have told us is that they will not even consider anything that includes increased revenues, not even closing loopholes for
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corporate jets, closing leapholes for oil and gas companies. >> reporter: with everyone out of town, there's no sense of urgency, only finger-pointing. republicans say it's the president's fault. >> we're here because the president back in the last session of congress refused to cut spending in any place, and, therefore, we've wound up with a sequester. >> reporter: democrats blame the republicans. >> their arguments are untenable and don't meet the favor of anyone other than themselves and the fews who special interests they're protecting. >> reporter: the long-term consequences of the spending cuts could be severe from thousands of federal jobs, head start childhood ed karks small business loans and most controversial $46 billion less in defense spending. >> we're going to begin to unravel the finest military in the world at a time when we need it most. >> reporter: the defense department cuts range from the furloughing of workers on friday
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to reducing aircraft carriers in the gulf. with the middle east in turmoil and iran working to acquire nuclear weapons, south carolina republican lindsey graham warns that this is the wrong time for cutbacks. >> i think we should in bipartisan fashion stop sequestration in the words of the secretary defair destroys the pentagon. >> reporter: if there's any silver lining in this mess it's that the cuts would phase in gradually so if the two parties could come to agreement in a few weeks or a few months, much of the damage could probably be undone. bill plante, cbs news, the white house. some republican opponents of chuck hagel'sed by say they will probably allow his nomt nation to proceed. his nomination has been put on hold, trapped in battle between republican lawmakers and the administration over the attack on the u.s. mission in libya. you probably already noticed this but the price of gas has
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risen 32 straight days. this morning the average price of a gaap gallon of unleaded gas is $3.69. that's up 14 cents from a week ago and 43 cents a gallon from last month. experts say rising oil prices, reductions in cuts are all adds to a dramatic increase. a troubled country singer mccready has apparently taken her own light. her life was taken. her talent was overtaken by her personal problems. the 37-year-old entered court-ordereded rehab this month. her two sons were put in foster care. her long-time boyfriend david wilson died last month and his death was also investigated as a suicide. and oscar pistorius's track career has been put on hold why he fights charges of murder. he's defending himself against charges he killed his
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girlfriend. funeral services for her will held tomorrow. >> reporter: south african oscar pistorius is leaving racing now. he wants to focus on charges. the police arrested the double amputee track star on thursday. prosecutor says he shot his girlfriend at his home in the south african capital. he's charged with premeditated murder but he claims he thought he was shooting an intruder. >> it's tragic circumstance and it's unfolding. we can only give oscar our support at this time. >> reporter: now new details are being heard. she was in her night gown when she was first shot in the bedroom. she then ran in the bakts room and locked herself inside where she was shot in the head, hand, and arm.
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police took a 9 millimeter gunnen from the home and found a bloody bat. they visited him over the weekend and say they're standing by him. >> we have had overwhelming support for oscar from a lot of fans on a global scale, really on a global scale. >> reporter: locals prayed for pistorius and steenkamp at services on sunday. >> i think it's important for church to show. >> reporter: he's prepared for his court date later this week. well, coming up on the "morning news," black gold. people in russia are collecting fragments from the meteorite that crashed into their town now said to be worth a whole lot of money. this is the "cbs morning news." at the petsmart dollar days sale. find hundreds of items under $10. and select tropical fish are just $1 each, friday through monday only, at petsmart®.
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sunday for pope benedict's second to last republican appearance. he'll sit down at the end of this month and the vatican says a new pope could be installed by mid-march. pope benedict's last public appearance is scheduled for sunday. in russia, a modern-day gold rush for meteor fragments. people say they found chunks of space rock buried in snow. if they're real, fragments could be worked thousands of dollars. meanwhile an army of volunteers turned up sunday after the blast that blew out windows in an industrial town about 950 miles from moscow. around 1,200 people were injured. it is tax season and tax fraud continues to be a growing problem. just last month, the irs made over 100 arrests in identifying theft-related cases -- rather identity theft-related cases. as seth doane reports, irs is struggling to keep ahead of the crime wave. >> reporter: in 2011 he waited
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patiently for a $10,000 tax refund. when he contacted the irs, it said he had already been paid. >> somebody filed with a forged w-2 from walmart, claimed a refund, got the refund, using my name and social security number. >> reporter: in the past 12 months irs confirms 770,000 refund cases due to identity theft, up from 250,000 cases from the year before. thousands more are still under investigation. >> phony w-2 and a social security number and you're in business. >> reporter: adam levin is chairman of identity theft 911. he said it's the result of a faster digital irs. >> unfortunately as that process has evolved, security has become compromised. >> the irs has doubled the number of i.d. theft caseworkers in 2012. it cracked down on 2,400 cases
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on phony tax preparers as well as ordinary pleas with access to social security numbers including bank tellers, hospital workers and even members of the around services. >> what have you learned about this identity theft? sniet must be awfully busy. it must be like crossing a busy street. >> what do you mean? >> somebody's going to get hit. hopefully it's not you. he got paid 90 days after he reported it was missing. the irs says personal info is key. they say the best advice is to file early before someone files before you. president obama teed up with tiger woods sunday, but the white house reporters say they're the ones who were tee'd off. the president and woods shot a round at a club in florida, but the media was not allowed to take any pictures. reporters expressed their frustration, but the white house
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said press access was consistent with other presidential golf outings. straight ahead, your monday morning weather, and in sports, danica patrick outraces the boys, making history as the first woman to win the poll at the daytona 500.
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rain today, 45 and 71. los angeles, 63 the high. and time now for a check of the national forecast. the first of two storms rolls into the midwest tomorrow, bringing snow, ice, and thunderstorms to much of the region. showers and thunderstorms will hit oklahoma to the lower mississippi valley and it will be fairly quiet across the northeast and the west. in sports danica patrick has made history again. she won the poll position for next sunday's daytona 500. in 2008 she became the only woman to win an indycar race. now she's the first woman ever to grab a top spot for any nascar sprint cup race. during her qualifying race sunday she averaged 196 miles an hour. >> i've be lucky enough to make history and be the first woman to do many things, and, you know, i really just hope that i don't stop doing that. i mean we have a lot more history to make and we are excited to do it. >> sitting next to danica at the
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poll will be four-time cup champion jeff gordon. in basketball now, the west beat the east in the all-star game. the lakers kobe bryant played tough dlts on lebron james, blocking a shot that left 50 seconds on the clock. on the side for the west, chris paul had the hot hand scoring 206789 for that he got the mvp award. he's now the first l. amt clipper to ever win the title. the best of the west gunned down the east all-stars, though, 143-138. when we return, we'll introduce you to the martial arts-based sports that's vying for a spot in the olympic games. , and you'll dump your old duster. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady, who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 dusters extender cleans high and low, with thick all around fibers that attract and lock up to two times more dust than a feather duster.
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thanks. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., 42 the high. sunny in atlanta with a high of 57. st. louis can expect rain, though, 56 the high. denver, clearing and 37. seattle, clear and 46.
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the mother of a toddler who was slapped by another passenger on a flight is breaking her silence. jessica bennett was flying from minnesota to atlanta with her 2-year-old son joshua when joshua began to cry, she says the man sitting next to her, joe ricky hudly used a racial slur and i said what did you say because i couldn't believe that he would say that to me. his mouktd was in my ear and he said it again but even more hateful and he was on my face, so i pushed him away. >> hudly then allegedly slapped the toddler. he's facing criminal charges and his employer says he's now out of a job. in may the executive board for the infer national olympic commit thety will decide whether wrestling will be included the 2020 games.
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as terrell brown reports it will compete with other contenders including a little known sport based on martial arts. >> reporter: in the early 1907s bruce lee movies picked up the kung fu phenomena from around the world and from traditional kung fu has become one of the world's fast growing sports, wushu. competitors perform a series of routines with kicks, punch, and jumps judged to the smallest dation. george vega has turned in wushu for 13 years. is it more of a fight or more of a performance. >> what you want is a perfect blachblts fight and performance. this year the international olympics committee will consider adding wushu to the olympic games of 2020. al has been there for more than 30 years hchl e said wushu is like another high-flying olympic
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sport, gymnastics. you know, you watch gymnastics. you get that wow factor. are you going to get that when you watch wushu? >> you actually will. you'll get more because they're using weapons and the weapons are moving very fast. >> reporter: but in order for that to haep wrestling might be out. could it be that wrestling has become boring? it shows low tv ratings, fewer hits and shrinking coverage. wrestling isn't quite down for the count. it can get back is in the 2020 games but has to beat out six other sports including wushu. >> there are teams all over the world and they come together for the competition. i don't thinkite going be stoppable. >> reporter: the ioc will decide who makes the cut in may. terrell brown, cbs news, bloomfield, new jersey. well, a massive tomato toss in chile on saturday. take a look at this. about 7,000 people turned out
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good morning. welcome. today is monday, february 18th
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2013. good morning, i'm andrea roane. >> president's day. that means the kids are probably still sleeping. i'm mike haiduk. >> they knew they had the day off. >> wow it is cold today howard. >> it is really cold. >> i know the winds were howling. snow showers in the afternoon so a little bit over the weekend. this morning cold going to be a nice sunny president's day. unlike past president's day. this is the time of year we have had some big norms. >> was it 1-d 78 -- norms. >> was it 1978? >> five inches at logan is what i saw.
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a much more pleasant afternoon, not too much of a breeze today. that will be good news. big storm on the back side of it now, out in the coastal areas of canada. look at these winds, all the clouds that are forming with that. we have clear skies right now. winds northeast of town gusting over 20, 25 miles per hour. 18 in culpepper. 21 in leesburg. now we have wind chills in some spots, in hagerstown in the single digits. just like 17 out there this morning. let's go to monika samtani. southbound on 295, it is a two vehicle accident,
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southbound 295 right here after the naval research lab. right near exit 1. if you are planning to head southbound, exit at exit 2 to martin luther king avenue and work your way around the accident. all lanes are blocked southbound 295. live on the northbound side of i-95, looking good no problems here it is president's day. i don't expect it to get too heavy this morning. back to the maps a big fire route 355 at cedar lane. just want to let you know there is a lot of equipment around there. you want to be aware of that on route 355 at cedar lane. otherwise take a live look if you are planning to head southbound 270 no problems to report out of gadget theres berg -- gaithersburg.
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investigators a darnell ross was headed for a night out with some friends when he fell in a crosswalk. a vehicle hit him and kept going. delia goncalves talked with his mother. >> reporter: it is a pain no mother ever wants to experience, burying a child. >> not human to hit somebody and keep going. that was my baby boy. >> reporter: the babe faced 20-year-old was killed saturday night around 10:30. police say somehow darnell ross fell into the crosswalk in the 100 block of mstreet northeast. a driver struck him and took off. >> i'm mostly angry because they didn't stop. i wouldn't hit a

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